Interim HR Director to global engineering, design and production company

Greater Copenhagen

6-9 months

Interim HR Director to global engineering, design and production company

6-9 months in Greater Copenhagen


Our client is a global player within their niche and is operating on all continents and 75 countries.

Highly skilled engineers, designers and a specialized production together with sales, finance, service, supply chain and HR is working from +20 locations and counts just under 400 employees.

The company (Group) has a long successfully history and has grown over the years through acquisitions and now counts 17 legal entities. Now the Group has recently been acquired by a PE company and are embarking on a growth journey (double turnover in 5 years).

We are looking for an Interim HR Director to structure and build a Group HR function from scratch. The Group organization is complex, and it is characterized by being global in a small way. The culture is that of a collection of small businesses with an aspiration to be a large global business.

The Interim HR Director will report to the CHRO and will at some stage have 1 HR administrator in reference.

Task and responsibilities:

  • Support for recruitment of the new Global HR Administrator post
  • Re-working and aligning employment contracts, remuneration, benefits and bonus structure for management and key senior staff across the Group.
  • Establishing recruitment best practice across the Group
  • Supporting the CSHRO in establishing an Employer Brand and Talent Management strategy
  • Establishing regular, accurate and relevant reporting of key HR metrics across the Group
  • Fulfilling GDPR responsibilities
  • Assessing the adequacy of HR provision in each of the business units and thus identifying strengths and risks of exposure.
  • Liaising with local outsourced HR organizations / HR lawyers as required
  • Evaluation of HR IT systems / existing databases

The described assignment is crucial to the Group and it requires an international experienced Interim Manager with a hands-on attitude and strong stakeholder skills. A good understanding of SME culture is essential.


Inquiry regarding this assignment must be addressed to Partner Christian Hvashøj on or +45 26839938.

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